CWW gathers, curates, and shares data related to STH and the larger neglected tropical diseases (NTD) community. If we understand the work that is happening with STH and NTDs around the world, we can more efficiently collaborate to control STH.
Knowledge Management
All four of CWW's areas of focus are interconnected. For our partnerships and advocacy and country support work to be effective, we must have strong knowledge management and data sharing capabilities, strategies, and techniques. Effective knowledge management is necessary for steady technical and scientific collaboration. Knowledge management is a vital part of the work CWW does and brings important and relevant information to the STH control community at large.

 

CWW takes our role as convener and collaborator for the STH control community seriously. Sharing knowledge, resources, and tools is an important part of the work we do. Our knowledge management work is focused on sharing information, fostering collaboration, and connecting the data that’s out there with the people who need it for their work in STH control. Sharing this information not only provides us all with valuable resources – it prevents us from duplicating efforts.

We provide carefully curated information about STH, including best practices for use in the field as well as in the laboratory. We continue to create tools to enable our partners to better organize and share information about STH control. Together with partners, we are working to identify knowledge management priorities that will spark synergy across the STH community.

The Partners Map and work on the Global NGO Deworming Inventory  are two of our most visible knowledge management projects. The Global NGO Deworming Inventory complements WHO’s Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) Databank by collecting district-level data on NGO deworming activities that treat soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH), lymphatic filariasis, and schistosomiasis. Organizations that share their data help ensure accurate global deworming coverage data is available and included in the WHO PCT Databank, quantify the contribution of NGOs to preventive chemotherapy for STH, and promote understanding within the STH community of where deworming coverage gaps exist.
 

STH By the Numbers: Preliminary analysis of plans of action
STH By the Numbers: Reporting status of treatments for all children

STH By the Numbers: Timeliness of reporting

STH By the Numbers: How many children needing deworming attend school?